You know that some people need their morning cup of coffee to get their day going, but did you know that coffee can have a negative impact on the color of your teeth? Furthermore, because coffee sticks to your enamel, it can be hard to remove at home. Luckily, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’d like to keep drinking coffee and still have a white smile.
For instance, you could choose coffee with 100% Arabica beans. This type of coffee has less of the staining polyphenols and less caffeine than other types of coffee. You should also try to keep your exposure to coffee to a minimum. Aside from limiting the amount of coffee you drink, you can drink coffee through a straw, especially if you sip coffee throughout your day. Doing so will allow your coffee to bypass your teeth. Adding milk to your coffee can also help you prevent stains.
If your drink coffee regularly, simple brushing may not be enough to prevent staining. However, a dental professional can help you clean your teeth thoroughly, and teeth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth. However, if you choose a whitening kit, we recommend visiting our dentist instead of using an at-home whitening kit. Visiting our dentist can lead to better results.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can care for your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Dana Dental Arts at 605.642.7727. Dr. Michael Dana and our team will gladly examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!